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This time I'll be mixing up my challenge format and doing a points challenge! I feel this will be more beneficial to me these days than my usual "do these 4-5 things" challenges. I eventually want my challenges to be a little more freeform and game like now that fitness is pretty much a major part of my life. Some things will earn me points, others will lose them (duh). The goal this month is 100 points. I have no idea if this is a good total, so it may change after week 1 when I have a better understanding.

 

 

+ Points

  • Do a strength training workout. +1 point.
  • Do a cardio/conditioning workout. +1 point.
  • Brush the dog's teeth. +1 point.
  • Complete an adulting task. +1 point.
    • Bonus Adulting Tasks. - These will be worth 1 point for adulting in addition to their individual point values.
    • Transfer money into my (currently unused) high interest savings account. +1 point.
    • Set up a direct debit or payment line to that account from my main account. +2 points.
    • Find (and move to) a new mobile data plan. +2 points.
    • Fill in the small hole in bedroom wall. +2 points.
    • Adjust my Nest Pension payment plan. +1 point+2 points if doing so involves making a phone call.
    • Fit new rear windscreen wiper blade on my car, +1 point.
  • Eat a healthy meal. +1 point.
  • Be out of bed before 7:30 AM. +2 points. This will be tough, if it happens once I'll be happy.
  • Job search, at least 20 minutes. +2 points.
  • Finish reading a book. +2 points.
  • Complete one of my major fitness goals. +5 points.

 

- Points

  • Going a day without doing any mobility. -1 point.
  • Staying in bed past 9AM. -1 point.
  • Go a whole week without brushing the dog's teeth. -3 points.

 

 

Major Fitness Goals.

  • Be able to do 2 consecutive ring dips. Be able to do 3 consecutive ring dips. 
  • 4x5 chinups.
  • Unassisted shrimp squat.
  • Sub 10 minute mile.
  • Be able to do a cartwheel.

 

Pointless Star Wars gif just for fun. Motivation or something..

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Week 0 - Tuesday.

+ Points

Strength training (1)

Brush dog's teeth (1)

Adulting - renewed anti-virus,got a great deal too! (1)

 

- Points

None

 

Total points - 3

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I'm totally adding brush the dogs teeth to my adventure game for xp! 

 

Following along. 

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10 hours ago, Grandkai_NL said:

Nice goals, following!!

What are you reading right now??

 

I'm about halfway through Star Wars: Thrawn, which I'm loving so far. After that I have a book about Shaolin monks and their approach to fitness that I've been meaning to get to for a couple of months.

 

 

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Cool, im reading 2 books right now. A Wise Man's Fear & Spice and Wolf vol 4. And i just got a email that i can pre-order/reserve the new book of Sarah J. Maas that comes out 2 May called "A Court of Wings and Ruins". A real nice Fantasy writer. 

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Ohh love the points idea :) Always love the more RPGlike themes, good luck! Following for support. 

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Been super busy. I also think I need to add more objectives for diet, I've been slipping lately.

Week 0 - Wednesday-Friday.

+ Points

Brush dog's teeth - twice (2)

 

- Points

None

 

Total points - 5

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Today was the last super busy day at work, so hopefully tomorrow I can get a workout in. I also added a diet objective, 1 point for a healthy meal. "Healthy" is an objective term, but the point is to get me thinking a bit more about my food choices and evaluating where/when I'm slipping. All I know right now is my midriff is feeling puffier than I would like..

 

Week 0 - Saturday.

+ Points

Yogurt and a banana for breakfast (1), tuna salad for lunch (1). Dinner had a bit too much cheese on to be healthy...

Brushed the dog's teeth (1)

 

- Points

None

 

Total points - 8

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Week 0 - Sunday.

+ Points

Two pears for breakfast. A pair of pears! (1), chicken fajita wraps and a tub of celery/carrot/cucumber sticks for lunch (1), vegetable risotto for dinner (1)

Workout - rings based strength (1)

Brushed the dog's teeth (1)

 

- Points

None

 

Total points - 13

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Week 1- Monday.

+ Points

Breakfast - Quark with mango, cinnamon, and honey (1). Lunch - mixed grain salad with chicken and beans (1).

Workout - Mixed things up with some kettlebell stuff (1)

Brushed the dog's teeth (1)

Adulting - Hair cut (1). I also fixed a rip in my backpack, but I don't think it counts as I actually enjoy doing stuff like that.. Maybe this task should be "Adulting I don't want to do."

 

- Points

None

 

Total points - 18

Not sure how realistic 100 points will be with this system, might review after this week.

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1 hour ago, Grayspeed said:

Not sure how realistic 100 points will be with this system, might review after this week.

But that's honestly to be expected for the first time you do a "points" system. Some ideas if you'd like to stick with 100 points and need to tweak: You could try Increasing the value of your 'high priority' goals/ tasks for the day.  Set some things as habit goals for points (stuff you're already doing but want to make sure you keep doing to cement into a stronger habit). Assign extra point for just how "healthy" you meal was. (could count calories if thats your thing [500-700 cal +2 points for example], or use the fist-sized measuring method to track servings of veggies, protein, or fruit). You could also add some big to-do list items that you need to do for big chunks of points like doing taxes, cleaning a room, going to the dr, or something like that. 

 

Overall by the end of week 1 you should be able to have a much better idea of your estimated points per week and the you can adjust from there, but if you're going on the 4 week challenge "month" so long as you get 25 points per week ~3.5 points per day, which you seem to be averaging, you should make it under you current plan :) 

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3 hours ago, Mr.Six said:

What is this quark you speak of?

Some might say it's an aquired taste? I love it.

http://www.grahamsfamilydairy.com/news-events/blog/what-quark

It's technically a type of soft cheese, but you can use it as yogurt. I usually prefer Skyr Icelandic yogurt (higher protein, thicker texture) but we had ran out.

 

19 hours ago, Ryuu1011 said:

Set some things as habit goals for points (stuff you're already doing but want to make sure you keep doing to cement into a stronger habit). Assign extra point for just how "healthy" you meal was. (could count calories if thats your thing [500-700 cal +2 points for example], or use the fist-sized measuring method to track servings of veggies, protein, or fruit). You could also add some big to-do list items that you need to do for big chunks of points like doing taxes, cleaning a room, going to the dr, or something like that. 

Thanks for the tips :). I'll add a couple of specific "big" things. 

 

Week 1- Tuesday.

+ Points

Lunch - Tuna and mixed grain salad (1), Dinner - Gammon steak with poached egg and veggies (1)

Brushed the dog's teeth (1)

 

 

 

- Points

None

 

Total points - 21

Added some important adulting tasks that will be worth 1 adulting point as well as the individual task's point value.

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59 minutes ago, Grayspeed said:

Some might say it's an aquired taste? I love it.

http://www.grahamsfamilydairy.com/news-events/blog/what-quark

It's technically a type of soft cheese, but you can use it as yogurt. I usually prefer Skyr Icelandic yogurt (higher protein, thicker texture) but we had ran out.

 

Curiouser and curiouser.  I will need to try these congealed dairy products.

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I've decided to track my body measurements for the first time ever. I think I'll do measurements at the start and end of the challenge. Should probably also take photos?

Google told me to take the following measurements:

 

Date 25/04/2017
Weight 68kg
Neck 34cm
Shoulders 105cm
Chest 90cm
Bicep/Flexed 26.5cm/30cm
Waist 83cm
Hips 93cm
Thigh 54cm
Calf 33cm

 

 

The goal - For everything to go up except the waist (and maybe hips?). I'm new to this :redface-new:

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I would encourage taking a picture. :) Sometimes those numbers might not seem like much until you actually see it.  

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2018: 1.18 l  2.18 l 3.18 l 4.18 l 5.18 l 6.18 l 7.18

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I agree with @Jonesy, taking pictures is always nice especially after a few months so you can really see the change. 

 

I take all those same measurements once a month since most of them very rarely change, with the exception of my waist/ab and hip measurements which I take weekly since those are the ones that fluctuate more and can help you determine your body fat%

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Week 1- Wednesday. 

+ Points

Breakfast - Quark with apple, raspberry, and honey (1)

Brushed the dog's teeth (1)

Workout - Rings strength training (1)

Major fitness goal reached! Did my first set of 2 ring dips (5). Felt pretty comfortable and managed another 2 sets of 2! 

 

- Points

None

 

Total points - 29

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42 minutes ago, Grayspeed said:

Major fitness goal reached! Did my first set of 2 ring dips (5). Felt pretty comfortable and managed another 2 sets of 2! 

 

Woohoo!

 

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Get it...because you reached a major fitness goal with dips!

 

I'll just show myself out. 

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2017: 1.17 I 2.17 I 3.17 I 4.17 I 5.17 l 6.17 l 7.17 l 8.17 I 9.17 l 10.17  

2016: 1.16 l 2.16 l DA v.1 l DA v.2 I DA v.2 Reloaded I DA v.3 I DA v.4 I 8.16 I 9.16 I DA v.5 I 11.16 

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